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Position: 1 Supervisor Farm Hand & 3 Farm Hands
Type: paid hourly (see below); no on-farm housing
Organization: McFadden's Acres Certified Organic Farm
Location: Desbarats, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

McFadden's Acres is looking to hire 1 Full Time Farm Hand Supervisor and 3 Part-Time Farm-Hands!

These positions are seasonal (starts Early May-ends Mid August to late September – approx. 12 to 30hrs weekly) with fluctuating AM hours. Typical summer work day would be 6am-noon or until daily duties are completed.

Your duties will include:

  1. Garden bed preparation (including shoveling, raking & use of a walk-behind rototiller)

  2. Seeding and transplanting crops

  3. Weeding (by hand and with hand tools)

  4. Harvesting, cleaning, sorting and packing vegetables for CSA members

  5. Operating irrigation

  6. Maintaining accurate records as required

  7. Following farm policies related to food safety and quality, farm safety and organic certification

  8. Maintaining a clean work area in the fields & produce cleaning station.

  9. Feeding and watering animals. (collecting eggs)

Applicants must:

  1. Have Strong Work ethic

  2. Excellent attentions to details. Must be able to identify veggie plants, disease and garden pests.

  3. Minimum of 1 to 2 full season of related farm experience for supervisor position.

  4. Experience operating walk behind rototiller considered an asset

  5. Physically fit; able to bend for long periods of time; able to lift and carry 50lbs

  6. Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions

  7. Able to work quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

  8. Great communication skills/Strong customer service skills

  9. Accountable, Reliable and Punctual.


These are paid positions with an hourly wage, dependent on garden farming experience (in the range of minimum wage up-to $15/h). These positions do not include room & board.

How to Apply

Thank you in advance for applying; only those requiring an interview will be contacted.

Please e-mail your resume with cover letter (including a minimum of two references) at:
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FoodWork ID: 38306       Date posted to Feb 16 2017